Eli Lilly: Social Media and Web 2.0

Published 28 Sep 2011
Reference 5801
Topic Strategy
Region Global
Summary

The case focuses on the challenges of a large pharmaceutical firm as it grapples with the rapid growth of social media. Limited by regulations in several aspects, pharmaceutical companies face a difficult set of choices about how to engage with customers and external stakeholders using social media.

Teaching objectives

This case fits well in any course on general management, technology strategy or operations strategy that focuses on social media and Web 2.0 approaches to innovation, customer engagement and organizational change.

Keywords
  • Social media strategies
  • Web 2.0
  • Organisational change
  • Technology strategy
  • Innovation strategy
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • RD0911
  • AR2011
  • AR1112
  • Q11112